KHAIRPUR - An alleged criminal was killed in an encounter near Khairpur on Tuesday.

According to Piryaloi police, it raided a hideout of ‘criminals’ in the katcha area of River Indus near Kot Mir Muhammad.

“When a police party reached close to the river, the outlaws opened fired at the police. After an encounter, one outlaw was killed on the spot while his accompalice succeeded to run away from the spot,” police official said. The body was identified as Ashiq Hussain Jatoi, who, as per police claim, was wanted in over 40 heinous criminal cases like murder, kidnapping, robbery and others. “The Sindh government had announced Rs 0.5 million as his head money,” he added.

 The police also recovered one rifle and a big quantity of cartridges from his possession.